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RUSO Tip Line helps Northeastern State University identify concerns

(Tahlequah, Okla.)—Northeastern State University is handing you the whistle—the RUSO Tip Line. Initiated by the Regional University System of Oklahoma, this phone and Internet-based reporting system will help NSU and its peer institutions prevent, detect and correct fraud, abuse, misconduct and other violations.

“This system will provide a way for anyone—faculty, staff, student or community member—to discreetly and confidentially report activities which they feel might be unethical or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of established policies,” said Dr. Martha Albin, NSU Director of Human Resources. “It provides a formal mechanism for investigation, follow-up and response.”

Managed by EthicsPoint, the RUSO Tip Line is intended to complement existing management and supervisory oversight and procedures. Individuals are still encouraged to bring concerns to their supervisor, Human Resources, Affirmative Action, or other campus entities as appropriate and resolve problems or disputes through established channels whenever possible.

To submit a potential concern using the RUSO Tip Line please visit the RUSO EthicsPoint page which is a secure server administered by EthicsPoint or call toll-free at 866-898-8438. An EthicsPoint Contact Center Specialist will facilitate the call compiling all your required information.

Report categories include athletics, financial, human resources, information technology, medical, research, risk and safety matters, student affairs, and other. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“This system will help open the lines of communication,” said Albin. “It will provide a necessary voice for those seeking guidance on ethical dilemmas, offer suggestions and an effective communication outlet for a concern.” 

Published: 10/18/2011 1:53:24 PM

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